DCDP Committees

County Executive Committee (CEC)

The Party Secretary is elected by the members of the Executive Committee. The role of the Party Secretary is to record the minutes of each Executive Committee meeting, and to assist the County Chair in running the Executive Committee meeting. The Party Treasurer is ultimately responsible for party finances and ensures that the DCDP complies with State and Federal law.

State Democratic Executive Committee

If you have spent time working with the Dallas County Democratic Party or attended an Executive Meeting, you probably have heard the term “SDEC” being mentioned. SDEC stands for State Democratic Executive Committee; it is a special body created by the Texas Democratic Party and meets quarterly. The State Democratic Executive Committee's mission is to: "Carry on the activities of the Party between State Conventions in compliance with the law and with the directives of the Convention."

The SDEC is composed of elected TDP officers, one female and one male representative from each of Texas' 31 Senate Districts (SDs), one female and one male representative from the Asian American Democrats, Coalition of Black Democrats, County Chairs Association, Democrats with Disabilities, Hispanic Caucus, Non-Urban/Ag Caucus, Stonewall Democrats, Texas Democratic Women (two female representatives), Texas Environmental Democrats and Texas Young Democrats. Democratic National Committee members also attend SDEC meetings. SDEC Members are elected every two years by delegates to the State Convention.

More information about the SDEC can be found at this link

Name Contact
Cristan Shamburger
Senate District 2
cristan.shamburger@gmail.com
(903) 461-4102
Kendall Scudder
Senate District 2
kendallscudder@gmail.com
(903) 243-2555
Rebecca Arredondo
Senate District 8
rlarredondo@gmail.com
(214) 354-7185
Vicki Moore
Senate District 9
vicki.moore@gmail.com
(817) 319-5757
Matt Leahy
Senate District 8
mattleahysdec@gmail.com
(469) 853-7701
Steve Ruiz
Senate District 9
stevethelaborguy@gmail.com
(469) 774-3904
Susan Bradley
Senate District 16
susanbradleysd16@earthlink.net
(214) 718-5808
David Griggs
Senate District 16
wdgriggs@yahoo.com
(214) 244-5979
Shay Wyrick-Cathey
Senate District 23
shaywyrick@yahoo.com
(214) 850-9285
Jeff Strater
Senate District 23
jeffstrater@gmail.com
(214) 893-1336

Committees & Councils

The Committees & Councils of the DCDP carry out assignments, provide recommendations regarding formal policies, programs and procedures to the DCDP Chair for the activities of the Party, and monitor implementation of these adopted recommendations. Committees are appointed by the DCDP Chair (with the exception of the Advisory Council) and councils may include individuals and/or groups outside the DCDP. The Executive Committee and Chair may also create ad hoc committees as needed to provide recommendations regarding policies not within the purview of a standing committee. An example of an ad hoc committee would be the Rules Committee, to review DCDP party rules and make recommendations to help streamline the organization. The chair of each standing committee must be a Precinct Chair, and is appointed by the DCDP Chair. Members of each committee may be appointed by the DCDP Chair and recruited Committee members shall be: 1) Democrats 2) persons with knowledge or expertise related to the specific committee to which they are appointed; and individuals who are committed to the principles and platform of the Democratic Party.


Advisory Council

The Advisory Council coordinates the development and adoption of policies by the DCDP standing committees, and reports its recommendations to the Executive Committee. In addition, the Advisory Council provides advice and counsel to the Chair of the DCDP. The Executive Committee created the Advisory Council in 2005 to assist in the reorganization of the Dallas County Democratic Party. Since that time, the Advisory Council has taken on the role of providing oversight for other party committees.

The goals of the Advisory Council are

  • Provide advice and counsel to the Dallas County Democratic Chair
  • Coordinate the development and adoption of policy for the DCDP
  • Provide support to the DCDP as requested by the Party Chair or Executive Committee
  • Establish, govern, and dissolve committees to assist this support.

When does the Advisory Council meet?

The Advisory Council meets at the offices of the Dallas County Democratic Party on the first Thursday of every month. Meetings are open for any Democrat to attend and listen. However, only representatives of the Advisory Council itself may vote on measures brought forth to the council. Please check the DCDP's Community Calendar for the next upcoming Advisory Council meeting. Alternate members vote only when they are replacing an absent representative from their district.

How can I join the Advisory Council?

Members to the Advisory Council are elected by the Executive Committee. A full election for every member on the Council takes place during the first quarter of every odd-numbered year. The Executive Committee will hold an election in between this period in order to fill vacant seats on the Advisory Council. Members of the Executive Committee will break into caucuses based on Texas House District. Members elected to the Advisory Council serve for a term of two years, but can run for re-election every two years. There are no limits on the number of terms a member can serve.

Where can I find the Official By-Laws for the DCDP Advisory Council?

All documents relating to By-Laws, Rules, and Regulations of the DCDP are kept under the section DCDP Party By-Laws under Resources. The By-Laws document goes into much greater detail about the Advisory Council than the general summary provided on this page. If you are interested in joining the Advisory Council, we strongly suggest you review the Advisory Council's By-Laws document to better understand its rules and requirements. You can find the documented By-Laws at this link: DCDP Advisory Council By-Laws.

Members

Name Contact
Lisa Williams
Chair
new1breed@yahoo.com
(214) 718-5065
Angela Orr Heath
Vice Chair, Vice Chair
aljoheath2@gmail.com
(469) 713-6503
Hasani Burton
Scribe
hasaniburton@gmail.com
(214) 983-8389
Vacant
Parliamentarian
Susan Bradley
TDP Liaison
hypatiasm@earthlink.net
(214) 718-5808
Wanda Wonzer
TX-100, Member 1
wandawonzer@gmail.com
(214) 682-7407
Hasani Burton
TX-100, Member 2
hasaniburton@gmail.com
(214) 983-8389
Dr. Pamela Grayson
TX-100, Alternate 1
pamela.grayson@gmail.com
(214) 321-1160
Jean Ball
TX-100, Alternate 2
serendipityjeanball@gmail.com
(214) 893-8187
Angela Orr Heath
TX-102, Member
aljoheath2@gmail.com
(469) 713-6503
Rollin Gary
TX-102, Alternate
dchair2020@gary-garcia.net
(214) 739-3358
Michael Williamson
TX-103, Alternate
mikew123@gmail.com
(214) 729-3119
David C. Fisher
TX-103, Member
getactivetoo@yahoo.com
(323) 547-0798
Augustine Jalomo, Jr.
TX-104, Member 1
augustmax@yahoo.com
(214) 718-2384
Sylvia Lagos
TX-104, Member 2
sylvia.lagos57@gmail.com
(214) 207-7067
Grant Bell
TX-104, Alternate 1
grbell@grbell.net
(972) 670-2681
Summer Rain Igleta
TX-104, Alternate 2
summer.igleta@gmail.com
(469) 438-6391
Dick Dobson
TX-105, Member
ddobson.dem@verizon.net
(214) 629-7227
Martin Saenz
TX-105, Alternate
martsaez@yahoo.com
(214) 682-7386
Lisa Williams
TX-107, Alternate
new1breed@yahoo.com
(214) 718-5065
Tommy Cole
TX-107, Member
ztommycole@gmail.com
(214) 926-0453
Scott Hadden
TX-108, Member
LHBlue2020@gmail.com
(214) 616-9930
Millie Domenech
TX-108, Alternate
millied@gmail.com
(214) 729-8502
Gail Terrell
TX-109, Member 1
gailterrell.dist8@gmail.com
(214) 374-6304
Carolyn Morris
TX-109, Member 2
ppca@sbcglobal.net
(469) 261-5241
Debbie Lee
TX-109, Alternate 1
debbiesimonlee@gmail.com
(504) 710-4828
Vacant
TX-109
Marsha Jackson
TX-110, Member 1
mnmchevy@sbcglobal.net
(214) 773-9063
Yolanda Williams
TX-110, Member 2
yfwilliams@hotmail.com
(214) 893-8187
Omar Jimenez
TX-110, Alternate 1
omarujimenez@gmail.com
(214) 586-9499
Marsha Jackson
TX-110, Alternate 2
mnmchevy@sbcglobal.net
(214) 773-9063
Beatrice Lovett
TX-111, Member 1
lovett3046@gmail.com
(214) 704-3414
Linda Lydia
TX-111, Member 2
llydia@sbcglobal.net
(214) 674-5887
Carol Curley-Davis
TX-111, Alternate 1
cacd1@att.net
(214) 448-3462
Carolyn Arnold
TX-111, Alternate 2
ckarnold2015@gmail.com
(214) 316-7189
Laura Hawkins
TX-112, Member
laurah_65@hotmail.com
(469) 540-1014
Anne Slatter
TX-112, Alternate
demscare2045@gmail.com
(214) 797-6573
Patricia Rainwater
TX-113, Alternate
pat-rainwater3@sbcglobal.net
(469) 438-5841
Lawrence Simpson
TX-113, Member
director@registration.agency
(972) 742-0727
Vacant
TX-114
Vacant
TX-114
Benedict Parks
TX-115, Alternate
benedictparks6@gmail.com
(214) 868-8426
Paul Heller
TX-115, Member
psheller@gmail.com
(972) 261-8696

Community Council

Created from the first ever Dallas County Democratic Party Listening Tour of nearly two dozen core constituencies, the Community Council’s mission is to unify and display the diversity of our big tent party by ensuring an equitable seat at the table.

Members

Tramon Arnold
Rebecca Arradondo
Min. Dominque Alexander
Dwight Briggs
Elaine Campbell
Tiara Cooper
Hon. Kevin Felder
Leslie Garza
John Hill
David Marshall
Sarah Slamen
Wesley Lue
Ramiro Luna
Sean Reed
Jasmine Riley
Earnest Tilley
Elizabeth Villafranca
Sumbel Zeb

Precinct Chair Matters

The Precinct Chair Matters (PCM) committee’s operational responsibilities are to recruit, train, energize and retain qualified Precinct Chairs. The PCM members are representatives from a Neighborhood within Dallas County who assist and guide Precinct Chairs in the performance of their duties. The PCM committee coordinates with the Advisory Council and functions as a task force at the discretion of the County Chair. Efforts to increase voter turnout are through building teams with other Precinct Chairs and partnering with Party campaigns, including Coordinated Campaigns, to support candidates at the House District level.

Members

Name Contact
Don Bean
TX-102

(214) 660-4305
Leanne Baird
TX-102

(214) 693-6656
Tim West
TX-103
twestpct3086@gmail.com
(469) 279-7365
Roberto Alonzo, Jr.
TX-104
ralonzojr@hotmail.com
(214) 329-3397
Bob Sheaks
TX-105
rsheaks@flash.net
(214) 600-2582
Lydia Alcalan
TX-105
lalcalan@gmail.com
(972) 262-5903
Fernando Rojas
TX-107
lulacmesquite@gmail.com
(972) 279-9462
Dorothy Mundy
TX-108
Dorothy.mundy@mindspring.com
(214) 629-7589
Liz Wally
TX-108
elizawally@gmail.com
(214) 821-2237
Connie Cook
TX-109
lunacy@bright.net
(330) 465-6259
Carolyn Morris
TX-109
ppca@sbcglobal.net
(972) 227-8608
Herlinda Resendiz
TX-110
Lizbethresendiz38@gmail.com
(469) 826-7330
Lisa Williams
TX-110
LisaWPct1314@gmail.com
(214) 718-5065
Camile White
TX-110
cadewhite@aol.com
(972) 288-5369
Beatrice Lovett
TX-111
lovett3046@gmail.com
(214) 704-3414
Annette Krausse
TX-112
dallasprecinct2038@gmail.com
(214) 507-1283
Joy Brady
TX-113
jbrady1716@gmail.com
(972) 240-7490
Rollin Gary
TX-114
dchair2020@gary-garcia.net
(214) 739-3358
Paul Heller
TX-115
psheller@tx.rr.com
(972) 620-1703